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CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 7:00pm EDT
, i thought just struck me as totally off base. let me ask you this, do we have troops in afghanistan right now? >> yes, congress man. >> so you have referenced troop who is have been left behind. we can argue whether he left his unit behind, and i think he did that. but if we still have troops there, who have we left behind? we're still fighting the conflict. it's not over yet. and so the notion that somehow had wed not done this trade that means we, quote, left him behind, is utter nonsense. to so what we've done is we've replenished the enemy in wartime when we still have fighters in there and those individuals will be back on the battlefield, even if you believe this guitar year, they're going to be back while we're still, under the president's timetable, still have troops there. so we have not left anybody behind. i think mr. waltz hits the nail right on the head. does this help or harm the interests of the united states. i would refer to people like my colleague sam johnson who was a medal of honor winner, one of the most respected men in this body. prisoner of war. he said abso
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm PDT
that's my off-the-record comment tonight. and sergeant tahmooressi in afghanistan has his own message for president obama. is he here to tell you next. also developing now isis militants capturing saddam hussein's weapons facility. the situation in iraq is getting worse. when folks think about what they get from alaska, they think salmon and energy. but the energy bp produces up here creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology. shipping and manufacturing. across the united states, bp supports more than a quarter million jobs. when we set up operation in one part of the country, people in other parts go to work. that's not a coincidence. it's one more part of our commitment to america. could help your business didavoid hours of delaynd test caused by slow internet from the phone company? that's enough time to record a memo. idea for sales giveaway. return a call. sign a contract. pick a tie. take a break with mr. duck. practice up for the business trip. fly to florida. win an award. close a deal. hire an i
CNN
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm PDT
sunnistan represents the kind of threat to the west and to the united states that we saw in afghanistan pre-9/11. >> so does the president if troops are needed, boots on the ground, we're not putting them in but kind of are, if that is necessary, he should do it? >> no, i think what he is doing right now is spot on, as i said, we're assessing the situation. look, we cannot reunify iraq. that can't be done. it has to be done by the iraqis and as i suggested it's not a high probability shot. if that fails we have to consult our own interests. how do we deal with that sunni, fanatic state that is going to exist in western iraq and eastern syria? and there, there we might have to act on our own. will it me be slightly overdramatic here, erin. we may have to treat the sunnistan the way we have been forced to treat we jeer stan -- >> with drone attacks. and what is happening here and isis or isil is described as a splinter group of al qaeda. they agree on things but a different command instruct. and you wrote about the fight against al qaeda on balance we are doing pretty well, near strategic
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 7:00pm EDT
seeing play out in iraq could happen in afghanistan when our troops leave? i understand we're leaving at least a small residual force behind, unlike iraq. but we can see the same situation where the taliban or other terrorists moved in. >> we are certainly concerned about making sure that we leave behind a stable self-governing and self-securing afghanistan when our troops come home. that is an important part of this mission, to turn over a stable afghanistan to the afghan people so they can pursue the kind of future that is best for their country. i guess what i would say to republicans who are worried about this is -- what is the alternative? is the alternative a commitment of american service personnel indefinitely in countries like afghanistan and iraq? they are welcome to make that case. the president does not believe that that is in the national security interests of the united states of america. >> the president had a phone call with president opinion you tell -- with president nieto. can you give us details? >> i do not have details of the conversation, but i can take a look at t
ABC
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm PDT
exemption but there could be a prohibition of outside watering. >> in afghanistan, three u.s. troops and a military dog were killed by a rodside dog. forces have shifted to a training and advisory role plan calls to stop operations for a week against pro-russia separatists russia says the plan looks like an ultimatum, that it contains no offer of talks. >> the action comes as officials point to new evidence is russia is amassing new weapons. >> there is a search for a missing california firefighter that left his camp sight a week ago chasing his dog and never came back. >> they're getting help on the side. drones. the cameras able to take realtime video as they fly overhead. >> we can watch this aircraft and cover a lot of ground. >> including this homeland security team. half a dozen agency. an area twice the size. the grand canyon. >> that is what we're looking for. >> the firefighter seen chasing after his dog, wearing just a tee shirt and shorts. took his partners two days to check out and get help. >> friends are confident he has skills to stay alive. >> i have no doubt he can survive
ABC
Jun 20, 2014 6:30pm EDT
deaths around the world. >>> to afghanistan where we're learning three u.s. service members killed. a service dog was also killed. it happened in the southern region of afghanistan. >>> now to terror fares at home together. 300 military add visers are being sent into iraq. those militants are on the move are trying to recruit fighters and they want some of them from right here in the u.s. why? once they have the training, they would have their passports to come right back. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight. >> reporter: u.s. officials are increasingly concerned about the shrewd and slick social media campaign being run by isis to recruit us and european followers to fight not only in syria and iraq, but perhaps one day the us. there are drive-by shootings complete with english subtitles, and catchy, phrases. >> let's go for jihad, let's go. >> reporter: one new video today featured a supposed recruit from britain. >> and another from australia. >> reporter: the kind of men authorities say have the right documents to travel freely to the us. >> so even i
PBS
Jun 20, 2014 6:00pm EDT
to timely solve them. >> woodruff: afghanistan still accounts for the highest number of refugees in the world, and neighboring pakistan hosts more refugees than any other country. three u.s. troops were killed in a roadside bombing in afghanistan today. a u.s. defense official said the bomb went off in southern afghanistan, and the troops' military dog was also killed. in syria today, a truck loaded with about three tons of explosives killed at least 34 civilians. more than 50 others were wounded. the islamic front claimed responsibility. the rebel group posted a video online showing a ball of fire rising into the sky overnight near the city of hama. daylight revealed a large crater in the ground and damaged buildings. the latest round of nuclear talks with iran ended in vienna today, with uncertainty. the leader of the u.s. negotiation team, wendy sherman, said there's a "working document" but it's "heavily bracketed" because of utstanding disagreements. iran's representative, foreign minister mohammad javad zarif, told reporters the demands were excessive. >> we have started putti
LINKTV
Jun 20, 2014 3:00pm PDT
unauthorized use of military force which is specific for iraq and afghanistan, that says to me that he realizes it is dealing from 9/11. what we are doing now is intervening into a sectarian civil war and the question i believe that most of us have is why and how did that link to national interest, and what is our national security interest in this, and in addition, will this be construed as taking a with one of the three sectarian related groups in your rack, and will that exasperate the situation, and then how do we get out of it? the real question we have always had from the time we intervene the first time in your rack and went in under the guise of weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be false, is what is the endgame, what is it that we intend to achieve, what do we want? how do we leave a situation like that? more importantly, the american people want to know why. this is where we are in congress. why this sectarian civil war, why are we going in? >> you are one of the few buddhists in congress. your colleague, senator maisie her roto, also from hawaii, hank johnson o
ABC
Jun 20, 2014 6:00pm EDT
. and major tomaseski served beyond afghanistan in saudi arabia, iraq, germany and south korea. >>> over 500 students graduated today from eastern camden county regional high school in voorhees. among them 17 year old rocco furentino using his best friend and guide dog. and the dog's game glamor to them him through the ceremony. and he is one of the youngest people to have a guide dog. and they intend to attend the berkeley college of music this fall. >>> a local art student receiving the top award in the country for woodworking skills chosen from thousands of young artists, recognized as one of the best at his craft. lisa thomas laury introduces us to him in this report. >> we met him inside of this unassuming shed in rural bridgeton, new jersey. 2 -- the 22 year old graduated from the university of the arts, a woodworking artist. receiving a scholarship april ward and $15,000 grant, the highest prize given any graduating art student in the nation. as an artist, colin also draws and plays the drums, but most passionate with art work with furniture. >> it looks like someone ben
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 6:00pm EDT
special forces company in eastern afghanistan at the time sergeant bergdahl was captured. he was previously a senior defense department coordinator for afghanistan and vice president cheney's counterterrorism advisor. and then dr. mark davidson is the senior advisor at the truman national security project adjunct professor at george washington university. he previously advised both general stanley mcchrystal and general david petraeus and served on the staff of the senate armed services committee. we will start with mr. andrews. you have five minutes, sir. you will need to turn on the microphone, that little button in front of you. >> thank you, mr. chairman, ranking members and members of the subcommittee. >> if you would, mr. andrews, sorry to interrupt, but get the microphone right in front of you. >> i'm andy andrews, father of second lieutenant darryl andrews who was killed in afghanistan while in the process of searching for bowe bergdahl. his first tour in afghanistan was in 2004 as an enlisted soldier. he developed a medical condition that required surgery so he was sent
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 3:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the continued tension in iraq comes amid more turmoil in afghanistan. one day after the suicide bombers targeted nato fuel trucks, three american service workers were killed in an ied attack in southern afghanistan. and it is warned that when the troops leave afghanistan for good in two years the security situation could collapse just like in iraq. >> we are in the verge of doing the same thing in afghanistan and i promise you that the taliban would be dancing in the streets and they do not believe in dancing. >> white house officials say that while it is not easy iraq and afghanistan eventually have to stand on their own. >> how do you respond to the republicans who are saying that what we are seeing play out in iraq could happen in afghanistan? >> we are certainly concerned about making sure that we leave behind a stable self-governing and self-securing afghanistan. >> today, the powerful spiritual leader of iraq shiite called for a new government in baghdad and a clear shot at maliki and a clear sign that his days are numbered. chris? >> ed henry reporting from the wh
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 6:00pm EDT
. >> 20 kilometers from the border of pakistan and afghanistan host province, a new refugee camp is taking shape. the tents are just beginning. >> so far we have registered 1,000 families. thousands of people have fled but they are scattered. living in houses. some in the mountains. >> they want them all to come here where there will be medical assistance, water and basic needs. one exhausted refugee has died on the journey over the rugged border and one vehicle overturned. trucks are loaded to the brim with whatever the refugees can carry. many fled before the military operation began in pakistan. >> the military came and put check points around us. they didn't tell us to leave. our elders went through them and were told not to worry. stay where you are, we were scared and we left. >> reporter: he said that they left their goats, cattle and most of their belongings behind. leaving the village that was easy, finding a vehicle to get out was hard to find. >> some of the first refugees are in their own tents. they said they came here because the afghans are their fellow tribesmen. the
ABC
Jun 20, 2014 5:30pm EDT
wide receiver. and he spent three tours of duty in afghanistan. and he was a captain in the u.s. army. while the coaching staff tries to measure his intangibles, victim knew -- he is hopeful he can make the team. >> and for me it is uphill and that's the way i can look, is up. and hopefully with the work i put in in the off season will pay dividends. >> he is a guy you have to keep your eye on, he has such an upside and i don't know how it will turn out, but work ethic, his is second so none. >>> the united states pulling off a bit of a shocker against ghana. and they will do it without the striker who has an injury. hoping to be the best cheerleader. >>> everybody is ramped up and it is a good chance to get to the next round. the guys are excited and up to the change eng. >>> and action between france and switzerland. and the 17-minute corner quick. and the header, 1-0 france. and a minute later the french on the attack again. and a tough angle. and france wins 5-2. >>> you did good. >> tweetie. >> thank you. >>> and abc news giving you all the control with a new reality show t
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 5:00pm EDT
similar happened -- [indiscernible] make of these and what might it mean for afghanistan? >> these situations are so totally different, i do not even have time to leave numeral rate all of the differences. they are very different similar wage -- and situations. you do not have a historical major explosive, violent difference in afghanistan the way you do in iraq. of 380,000 army united's who are the army, shown a willingness to fight against the common enemy. years and years of progress now in afghanistan. we had an election which is so far at least has been successful and protected by an afghan army. there are so many differences between afghanistan and iraq, again, it would take quite a long time to even rate -- enumerate all of the differences. >> [indiscernible] hasn't the administration offered any -- how much they think it would cost and how to pay for this year? should cost be considered like airstrikes and further action? >> costs are always a factor. so, i do not think they decided yet whether to take the next step which would be the airstrikes. three clear requirements, u
NBC
Jun 20, 2014 5:00pm EDT
. foreign forces have shifted to a training and advisory role in afghanistan. but they still face danger from insurgents. >>> now to the crisis in iraq. >> police and kurdish forces spanned out to search for remaining militants. the village was briefly taken by extremists before they were pushed out by local forces. the spiritual leerd of the shiite majority is calling for a new government all together. he says the prime minister is to blame for the country's downward spiral. yesterday the president announced up to 300 military advisors will be sent to the country to train iraqi forces. >>> new insight into the crisis in iraq. >> we turn to our retired koler in for background. a 26-year army veteran with overseas assignments. he was awarded two bronze stars. >> we heard the president talk about advisors being sent to iraq. you served as an adviser cht what does that entail? >> an adviser is a little bit different than boots on the ground in that you have a counterpart. it does a few things. number one, they bring extra skills besides the combat skills. they can have intelligence,
NBC
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm EDT
afghanistan. a dog was also killed. nato hasn't provided any other details on this. foreign forces have largely shifted to a training and advisory role in afghanistan. they still face danger from insurgents. >>> new reports case iraq's prime minister may be losing his grip on power. that would make many in washington happy. >> iraq's extremists are angling to get a grip on iraq's oil. we are feeling that here at home. steve handlesman has that story. >> reporter: it's a hick sha from iraq to the gas pumps of america. prices that normally drop 20 cents in june are not. >> one minute they climb. the next they climb slow but they climb. >> reporter: that cuts into this man's profits at his company and costs all u.s. drivers. >> gas is important. it's killing he had. >> reporter: experts blame the radical islamic fighters of isis who are targeting iraq's wells, refineries and cities. >> there's a real fear that the rebels may take baghdad or the southern oil producing areas. that is driving up the cost of oil and making is it more expensive. >> reporter: secretary of state kerry is heading
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm EDT
may help out while in qatar and likely all of them will fight alongside the taliban and afghanistan later in the year. that will be about the time the united states forces will be leaving and the afghans are own their own. it appears that recent law that was signed by the president was violated in this secret deal. this law among other things requires two things. that the administration must notify congress 30 days before releasing guantanamo bay detain nees. and second, the administration has to specifically tell congress how releasing each terrorist is in the national security interest of the united states. the administration did neither. it has been the policy of the united states, not to negotiate update with terrorists. and this seems to be also have been violated. the ones who held sergeant bergdahl. a designated terrorist organization according to the united states state department and has killed countless americans and afghan soldiers. it maintains close ties with al qaeda and the most dangerous terrorist group fighting in afghanistan. it doesn't matter that qatar acts as a
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm EDT
learn that as it relates to afghanistan and as we continue our withdrawal, we do put in place an agreement with the new government of afghanistan to insure that we not have these kinds of security problems that could have been avoided, and we had, again, some training in ability to respond quickly with the force from some special forces presence in iraq. >> let me just quickly respond to a couple of those points, first with the status of forces agreement with iraq. i think is everyone here knows, the government rejected the proposal. we make sure that americans have , you know, are held harmless from any actions against them, legal or otherwise he said no, and i am not sure that we should have been to his wishes in that situation. second, i urge all of you to go back and look at a great quote from dick cheney back in 1991. i am happy to provide it to you later where he is explaining why at the end of the persian gulf war when the added states went in to reject some hussein forces , why they did not then go into baghdad? criticized by some who are not taking advantage of the situa
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm EDT
heard of success of drone strikes in afghanistan and pakistan, that's a perspective line. but we're hearing about some of the failures. the "washington post" reported four drones disappeared in thin air while flying over afghanistan and there have been 400 major accidents involving drone. we go to greg who covers drones for the "washington post." you have a drone being piloted that drops off the grid. what happens and do we try to retrieve it. >> what we found again and again the links were disconnected. the drones drove around on the loose and a lot of times they crashed and in four cases in afghanistan they took off and were never seen again. >> so, what is--how does the military explain this? is this just old technology? new technology, operator error? what's going on here? >> once in a while there is electrical failure, weather pattern. the drone goes at a certain angle. when that happens, which is not uncommon sometimes the links are lost forever or the drone crashes. that's what we found. >> are there cases where these drones are being either shot down, stolen, now this techno
ABC
Jun 20, 2014 4:00pm EDT
aftering -- afghanistan but he gave them the credit. >> i have a bunch of guys going above and beyond >> in charge of the task force that located and disarmed improvised explosive devices one of the threats to the troops in afghanistan. >> it is just an amazing thing and just a great example of a citizen airmen. >> and the major's parents proudly celebrated his success and sacrifice. >> he isn't in it for the glory, he is in to serve his country. >> it is all hand shakes and hugs today, earning this distinction again as a reminder that they are all in this together. >> all of the team members, take care of your people. everyone is relying on each other to watch everyone's back and make sure that you get home safe. >> of course, always the goal. what a hero. the major has been deployed six times over the past 15 years with other tours of duty in saudi arabia, iraq, germany and korea. congratulations to him for this third very distinct honor. >> all right. >>> a water main break leaving part of a south philadelphia street under water this morning. when the action cam got to the intersec
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT
down an armed reaper drone that got away from its handlers. cease are the ones in afghanistan. united states, iraq, and classified. so you can go right across the top and see june 5, 2011, a predator flown by the air crosser crashed. you can see where they crashed in the united states. this one on april 20th, 2010, a predator mq1b flown by the u.s. air force crashed in vehicle victorville, california, and that's what is raising these questions. if they're this many crashes under the military, what happens when these end up flying over the united states for inertial purposes. what -- for commercial purposes. the commissioner of the internal revenue service refused to apologize to congress today for losing e-mails related to the agency's targeting of political groups. he says the irs is still trying to recover the data from lois lerner and others. lerner is the former director of tax exempt organizations. the irs claims her hard drive crashed and the information on it was lost. irs officials say it happened to a number of staffers' hard drives around the agency. republicans see the whol
CNN
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT
in afghanistan out of the taliban's hands. now bergdahl is focused on opening up. not just about what happened to him in the nearly five years he was a p.o.w., but also opening up about his daily life, all the little things we take for granted down to personal hygiene, recreation, leisure. overall, we're hearing that the focus of his life in this whole reintegration processes program at brooke army medical center in texas is routine. he eats and sleeps what's being called a normal schedule. and routinely he is encouraged to speak and speak quite often about his time in captivity. joining me now, a former army psychiatrist. doctor, welcome. >> thank you. it's a pleasure to be here, as always. >> here's my first question when i heard about all these details. knowing that he is talking about his time with the taliban from the very beginning, i'm wondering, to you, could that information -- i mean, i know it has medical use right now. but could that information ever be used against him legally? >> that is a good question. i would assume that he has lawyers and attorneys advising him.
PBS
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm PDT
about is having the right target identified and taking them out. that's how we went into afghanistan initially. we had just a few special forces on the ground coordinating with air power and brought the taliban and the al quaida to heel there for a while. that can work, but i think it's important to get eyes on, and i'd assume that's what the 300 advisors would do is, okay, what's our situation, what intelligence do we have? are there targets out there that would lend themselves to air strikes? >> charlie: because you want to wait until you hear what the men and women get on the ground and determine what the situation is in coordination with the iraqis? >> well, yes. and it goes back to, you know, the issue after 9/11, that this is not a fight with nation states to have armies, air forces and navies. these are nonnation state actors and unless they group or have equipment that can be struck by air and air be very effective there and we would have the reconnaissance and, of course, all of that to do effective targeting, but until we know that, i don't know that we know that air power
CNN
Jun 20, 2014 11:00am PDT
. and i'll tell you, in 30 years of going to conflicts from rwanda to libya to afghanistan to the west bank to gaza to iraq, the one thing i always come home most impacted by is the regular people. you know, the vast majority of people in iraq and all these other places, even the west bank or gaza, they want nothing of the nonsense of war. they want what you and i want. we want to go to work. want to take the kids to school. want to go and do the shopping. and have a reasonable expectation that you will get home alive that night or have a home to come home to. i just think it's worth remembering that every now and then. we don't just look at this sort of blanket thing of a bunch of iraqis killing each other. it's not like that. there's a lot of unbelievable people there who don't want any part of this. >> let's take a look at something that you and your crew shot. how recent was this? >> this was when i was there in january in baghdad. and it was -- i always -- it's one of my things when i go to these places. i always try to tell part of the story through the eyes of regular people. an
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 2:00pm EDT
of the world's refugees come from three countries. 2.5 million from afghanistan, slightly fewer from syria, and over a million from somalia. pakistan has taken the most. but the war has driven across the borders. and the numbers are still going up. more than a hundred thousand iraqis are on the move because of the offensive of the sunni fighters. joining us is the united stated nation's high commissioner, thank you for being with us. so where you are at the moment, describe the situation that is going on, and whether the flow of refugees is getting any higher? >> well, it is getting higher day by day, and not from syria. we have a crisis in south african republic, a crisis in south sudan, and iraq again, and of course the situation is getting worse and worse. so we live in a world where unfortunately the capacity of the international community to first of all prevent conflicts and second to timely solve conflicts, the capacity is very, very limited indeed. so the old conflicts seem never to die. be it afghanistan, somalia, the democratic republic of congo. it represents not only a hu
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 11:00am PDT
concern that the u.s. could face similar issues in afghanistan. our chief white house correspondent ed henry is out of the briefing at the white house with more on this. what does the administration say about the impact of what's happening in iraq on afghanistan? >> reporter: you have seen a lot of talk on capitol hill in the last couple days about a fateful decision perhaps for the u.s. to not keep any troops behind in iraq. the president yesterday saying he had no regrets about that blaming it on maliki. republicans on the hill say president previously took credit for getting all troops out of iraq at the end of 2011 and think that he sort of flipped the equation here and wonder what will happen next in afghanistan when u.s. troops leave there. i just pressed josh earnest on that question. here's his response. how do you respond to republicans who are saying that what we're seeing play out in iraq could happen in afghanistan. >> i guess what i would say to republicans who are worried about this is what's the alternative? is the -- the president doesn't believe that's in the national
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 1:30pm EDT
initially used in both iraq and afghanistan by the u.s. military. >> what we were able to do is be able to watch a town the size of fallujah all the time to see the activities on the ground and figure out who was doing bad things. this generation of the system is actually designed solely for law enforcement purposes. >> 192 pixel camera system is mounted to an aircraft. the aircraft flies over a city, and shifts. the higher pixels allow the camera lens to shoot a wider area. about 25 square miles at a time. an on-board computer program formats the image, then the photographs are transferred to a mobile site, where analysts study it. >> all right i'm heading out for a drive around dayton. as far as i know, i'm being surveilled from up above, but i don't see any airplanes up there. >> from persistent airplane systems in dayton, ohio i put the system's tracking abilities to a test in real time. >> we have lindsay, following her to her car what we'll do is then watch the car and see where she goes. here she turns left onto patterson boulevard. our assessment is that she's acting a little bit s
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 1:00pm EDT
were killed in afghanistan when a roadside bomb went off. the associated press citing a u.s. defense official is reporting that all three were american. >>> in ukraine, the president there declined a ceasefire for next week. it has closed its border between eastern ukraine and russia, they are trying to prevent new weapons from reaching separatists. ukraine's government it has killed 300 separatists in recent fighting. >>> the pope plans to visit a town where a 3-year-old boy was killed in italy. he is going with a message to criminals, he says repent or face damnation. >> reporter: rose and our son are still haunted by her husband's death. innocent gunned down by the mafia. >> translator: they are worse than animals because they have no heart. they are ready to detroy the families of innocent people. >> reporter: five years after the attack, marco still suffers emotional difficulties. they both hope the pope's visit will mark the beginning of the end of violence, because here in one of the most beautiful parts of italy, and one of the poorest, the mafia killing has continued. just a
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 10:00am PDT
about iraq, a great number of veterans of the iraq and afghanistan's wars are looking for work. there is a incredible program to help them. >> reporter: for many veterans it is a tough transition. for those who served since 9/11, unemployment rate is 50 percent higher than the national rate. gary is a example. he served in the army eight years and two tours in iraq. he got home to western michigan, he couldn't find a steady job despite the skills he developed in the military. spectrum health wants to change that by getting the veterans in the dorwith internships and traits of discipline and leadership can shine. >> it gives veterans hope and opportunity and a chance to express themselves and show their capabilities. >> reporter: through the veterans program. veterans go through a 30 week internship and rotate in the hospital departments and learning skills with the end goal of landing a job. in the first six months, the program is so well, the hospital is expanding it to have more than 60 veterans by the end of the year. >> when you hear the gratitude and appreciation. it should be the o
CNN
Jun 20, 2014 10:00am PDT
. so far, bergdahl is not being questioned about why he left his military post in afghanistan. >>> right now, a pair of potential 2016 presidential candidates apologizing for insensitive remarks they made. the governor says his words were, quote, stupid, and the texas governor rick perry says he, quote, stepped right in it. >>>wolf blitzer reporting from washington. both the islamist militants and the iraqi army. as advisers prepare to deploy to that country to help contain the crisis. we just learned the first of those advisers could arrive in iraq as early as tomorrow. president obama is also sending the secretary of state, john kerry, to the region. he's heading out this weekend for meetings in europe and the middle east. our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto will be traveling with the secretary this week. there's a lot at stake. the key question is how far is the u.s. going to go in squeezing the iraqis to get rid of nuri al maliki? >> they're not going to do it publicly. they're going to do it subtlety. they don't want their fingers on a political regime c
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2014 10:00am PDT
able to discuss with iran what is happening in iraq, what is happening in afghanistan. and the nuclear negotiations. this is -- >> on that nuclear subject that just started drafting this nuclear agreement, do you think that the reopening of the embassy will help spur maybe meeting that deadline in july? >> i don't think the opening of the embassy is going to have an immediate impact on that. after all, i am saying here the embassy will reopen. it hasn't opened yet. it will open in the -- i hope in the coming weeks subject to some further detail work with the iranians. but very important negotiations are taking place. as you say, the opening of the embassy, it doesn't indicate any change in our approach to that. we have to see a more realistic approach from iran to the nuclear negotiations in order to be able to reach an agreement. and we are working hard on that now. >> foreign secretary, do you think they'll make that july 20th deadline for a comprehensive agreement? >> well, it's tough. these negotiations are tough. but, of course, we found when we made the interim deal with iran las
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm EDT
severely injured in afghanistan in november 2010. while manning a rooftop post in the helmand province, corporal carpenter covered a grenade with his body in order to save the life of a fellow marine. the ceremony from thursday is just over 20 minutes. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama accompanied by medal of honor recipient corporal william kyle carpenter. ♪ >> if you would, please pray with me. almighty god, we pause at the beginning of this historic event to ask for your presence in this place. allow your spirit to move among all of us gathered here, that as we give honor to one who demonstrated the virtues on which this nation was founded, we would be reminded again of your grace that has allowed this country its freedoms that so many like corporal kyle carpenter have sacrificed to defend. god, we would ask that you would hear our gratitude for molding corporal carpenter's character through the love of his gracious family, and the support of his countless friends and mentors. know of our deep appreciation for this marine's fai
Comedy Central
Jun 20, 2014 9:00am PDT
as we did in afghanistan. the only solution is to bring sectarian war between sunnis and shia. >> jon: so they're fomenting this war. they want this larger sectarian war. >> yes. they've tried to play that sectarian card. >> jon: he wants to foment this war. let's take break. can you stick around far little bit? when we come back, i want to talk about, would he be able to enflame that sectarian war if the al-maliki government had been more open the power sharing with the sunni minority and has that played a role in. this when we come back, we'll talk more that we'll have more with hamid al-bayati right after this. we've all been there, at sea in a white squall being bashed around like a piñata at a kid's birthday party. at which point you might find yourself asking, how do i keep my hair looking great? axe recommends the messy look. plunge a finger into a tub of axe messy look paste. mix, rake, spin. and that's the messy look mind the hair upgrade to axe messy look styling. the easy way to superior style. was killed june 28,2005 in afghanistan. my husband's death was the hard
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Jun 20, 2014 9:00am PDT
killed in afghanistan. >> carpenter smothered the blast to protect his best friend who is still recovering from his wounds. carpenter woke up at walter reed six years later, shrapnel removed from his brain. 2 1/2 years of treatment, nearly 40 surgeries. >> you've lived your life ignoring these injuries, it seems to me. >> i don't really feel like i have any other option. >> carpenter's thoughtful and understated. the way he's now living his life is anything but. running the marine corps marathon, sky diving and inspiring others with a story of sacrifice and resilience. last summer carpenter retired from the military, never expecting he'd later hear from his former commander in chief. >> this is barack obama, how are you? >> good, sir -- for our courageous actions in afghanistan in support of "operation enduring freedom." today carpenter accepted that honor. >> if any american seeks a model of the strength and resilience that define us as a people, including this newest 9/11 generation, i want you to consider kyle. >> an american hero for all generations. kyle carpenter really wa
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm EDT
running, americans were held hostage to the soviet union entered afghanistan. the president's response wasn't to go to the olympics to win more gold metals but he said we will defeat the soviet union. all of the press comes to him and says you have to have a plan and have it all written out. how could you defeat the soviet union and you know what he said blacks for simple words. we win, they lose. they believe that america relieved it come and they won. those four little pieces would go a long way today. i want to leave you with this: i know we are frustrated. i hear that message and i want to pledge this one item to you that i said in the conference. we will unite, we will have the courage to lead and the wisdom to listen and we will turn this country back around. thank you very much and god bless. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, please help me welcome to the stage the united states congressman from georgia, tom price. [applause] >> good afternoon. don't all leave at once. it's great to be with you. god bless you. it's wonderful to be back with you. they had great messages a
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 9:00am PDT
storm, iraq freedom and afghanistan. he was awarded a bronze star. today he is outnumbered. >> this is normal for me with a wife and two daughters. this is all right. they told me to act normal like i am in the house and sit in the corner. so put me in my corner. thank you. i can talk for food. >> you got it right. >> normally i have my motorcycle so i can escape. >> you should have parked that out back so you can escape. >> looking forward to it. >> the sparks are flying where lawmakers grilled an irs chief about the agencies targeting scandal. the hearing is in a hold for a vote for other issues. but thousands of e-mails from lois lerner are missing and could be gone after it was revealed they were lost when the computer crashed in 2011. one of the most heated moments was when paul ryan took his turn. >> you don't have the e-mails? hard drive crashed? you learned about this months ago and we had to ask you monday? this isn't being forthcoming. this is being misleading. this is a pattern of abuse and misbehavior that is not giving confidence this agency is being impartial. i don't bel
ABC
Jun 20, 2014 12:00pm EDT
exceptional service in afghanistan in charge of a task force that located and disarmedism proadvised explosive devices. and they say his work helped fight one of the greatest threats to the troops. and they said his medal would not be possible without his team. >> i had a great bunch of guys who go above and beyond and do the dangerous jobs. they would go out there and that's what they loved to do. >> and the major has deployed six times over 15 years with overtures of duties in saudi arabia, iraq, germany and korea. >>> and dozens of people dedicated the morning to improving fairmount park today. volunteer from liberty property trust cleaning, painting and landscaping the recreation center and it was the all day of caring, a national day of service in its 11th year. and of course of the work will benefit the many people who use the wreck center every day. >>> and coming up, research revealing why some people may not be able to stop tanning. >>> plus, forget walking away unharmed this accident survivor cartwheeled away. the video you have to see to believe. >>> later one for the "dum
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 11:00am EDT
launched a new offensive against the pakistani taliban. many are now seeking safety in afghanistan. >> 20 kilometers from the border in pakistan's host province, a new refugee camp is taking shape. tents are just the beginning as the afghans prepare for an influx of people. >> so far we have registered thousands of families, thousands have fled, but they're scattered, living in houses some in the mountainsful. >> they want them all to come here, where there will be medical assistance, water, and other basic needs. already one exhausted refugee has died on the journey over the rugged border, and one vehicle overturned. trucks are loaded to the brim with whatever the refugees can carry. many fled before the military operation began in pakistan. >> the military came and put checkpoints around us. they can't tell us. our elders went to them and told them not to worry. stay where you are. but we were scared and we left. >> he said they left their goats, datle and most of their belongings behind. the village is practical empty, finding a way to get out is difficult. >> the roads are clos
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 8:00am PDT
served in deperation storm, iraq freedom and afghanistan. he was awarded a bronze star. today he is outnumbered. >> this is normal for me with a wife and two daughters. this is all right. they told me to act normal like i am
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 10:00am EDT
was to end the war and get the soldiers out of afghanistan and now he's turned around and sending soldiers back to iraq in the name of advisors and then the democratic party that you're a very good spokesman for but he ask you about that and all you talked about was government. the bottom line is he is sending soldiers back into iraq and that confuses people out here. it just confusing democrats and you talk about women voters. who do you think will want to vote for someone that goes back on his word on a party that goes back on it's word? the other thing is when you just tear up governments all over in the world everywhere you have chaos and women and children really are the ones that really suffer. you talk about women voters maybe you don't see the pictures on the of all those people drag their children around trying to get away from all that violence where the united states has sent all kind of weapons to these different countries to help overthrow these different governments. i think the democratic party should be more forceful. i'm african-american like you are but you and t
NBC
Jun 20, 2014 7:00am PDT
take effect on july 31st. >>> a veteran seriously wounded by a grenade in afghanistan was awarded the nation's highest military honor thursday. president obama presented the medal of honor to 24-year-old marine corporal william kyle carpenter during a white house ceremony. he was injured while trying to shield a fellow marine from a grenade. >> with that singular act of courage, kyle, you not only saved your brother in arms, you displayed a heroism in the blink of an eye that will inspire for generations. >> carpenter spent more than two years in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries. since then, though, he's run a marathon, skydived, and competed in a mud run. incredible young man. >>> now to video of a motorcyclist who cart wheels through the air during an accident but was able to walk away unhurt. take a look. this happened in clearwater, florida. the car turns left in traffic. the motorcyclist slams right into the car. he cart wheels once into the air then again on the ground but popped right back up and walks away. he did have a few scratches but amazingly was otherwise
CNN
Jun 20, 2014 7:00am PDT
been around how he disappeared. whether he walk off, his disappearance in afghanistan in 2009. we don't know yet. he's not participating with investigators yet. no questions about that have started? >> here's the information, of course, it would be easy to see. could that be used in a court martial? we don't know. the focus is getting him well. not the investigation. they sinkl aren't saying much about that. >> so the reporting has been he hadn't -- maybe you heard -- he hadn't spoken to his family? when is he expected to meet with his parents? >> we don't know. he said for the moment he does not want to speak with his parents. i've told that has not changed in the week since. for the reason, i am not told and those i've spoken with do not know. we don't know when it will happen. there is a large menu that the experts can pull from to help him come home and perhaps it won't be with a reunion at least for now. >> it the fascinating. >>> still to come, another offensive recording believed to be l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. >> you're nothing but a fraud and a liar and a cheat
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 10:00am EDT
defense. just under $80 billion is currently included for the war in afghanistan. final vote on the bill is expected today. >>> also this morning, irs commissioner appearing before a house panel about potential missing e-mails in connection to an investigation into irs targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. that entire hearing will re-air tonight 8:00 eastern on c-span. >>> this afternoon we are going to take you to the pentagon for a briefing with press secretary rear admiral john kirby. we expect to hear more about president obama's announcement yesterday that he will be sending 300 military advisors to iraq as violence escalated in the country. that briefing, scheduled for 1:00 p.m. eastern, will be live here on cspan3. >>> this weekend, american history tv is live from the gettysburg college civil war institute. saturday morning starting 8:45 eastern. you'll hear historian peter carmichael on robert e. lee followed by arizona state university professor brooks simpson on ulysses s. grant. >>> a discussion now on the global economic outlook with white house co
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 9:00am EDT
. more than half come from three countries, two and a half afghanistan, syria and a million from so moll ya and they are headed to pakistan taken in the most, 1.6 million and almost all from afghanistan. but the war in syria is driving the people across the borders to turkey, iran and lebanon and jordan and others and hundreds iraqi's are on the move. >> now, as we have heard, pakistan takes in the most refugees and now afghanistan's turn to help out the neighbor, thousands from the region cross the border to escape pakistani fighting. >> 20 kilometers a new camp is taking shape. the tents are just the beginning. >> we have registered a thousand families and thousands of people are fleeing and they are scattered and living in houses and in the mountains. >> they want them to come here for needs. one died on the journey over the rugged border and one vehicle overturned. trucks are loaded to the brim with whatever the refugees can carry. many fled before the military operation began in pakistan. >> the military came and put check points around us. they didn't tell us to leave. our eld
FOX News
Jun 20, 2014 6:00am PDT
was that we were pulling out of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. though syria was still bubble and syria has been, i think diffused and set off the bomb that we now see blowing up inside of iraq. martha: isis was bubbling as well. you look at these reports and it makes the president look very disebb gaged and very out of touch with what is going on all around. certainly through the middle east and then you look at nigeria and kenya. how the president could have said, this is in june, this sound bite, that he thinks the world is doing really pretty well. >> reporter: the american people know better. they read the news, they watch fox news, they see what is going 0 on around the world. look what's happening in russia. we have no relationship with russia. we allowed putin to take off crimea and cause mischief in europe. china is speaking aggressively against the disputed island in japan. the canadians are mad at us over the xl pipeline and the loss of jobs and opportunities. the mexicans are holding a marine. iraq is being besieged. how can this president say things are better, safer
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2014 8:00am EDT
learn that as it relates to afghanistan and as we continue to withdraw from afghanistan we put in place an agreement with the government, the new government of afghanistan to ensure we don't have these kinds of security problems that could have been avoided had we hadson training and ability to respond quickly with a strike force from special forces presence in iraq. >> let me quickly respond to a couple of points, first the status of forces agreement with iraq. everyone here knows maliki's government rejected the proposal, we made sure americans are held harmless from any actions against them, legal or otherwise, and maliki said no. i am not sure we should have been to his wishes in that situation. second, i urge all of you to go back and look at a great quote from dick cheney back in 1991. happy to provide it to you later where he is explaining why at the end of the persian gulf war when the united states went into eject saddam hussein's forces from kuwait why u.s. forces did not go into baghdad because george bush administration was criticized by some for not taking advantage of the
Al Jazeera America
Jun 20, 2014 7:00am EDT
military offensive against the taliban. many are seeking safety in afghanistan. >> 20 kilometers from the border with pakistan, in afghanistans host province, a new refugee camp is taking shape. the tents are the beginning as afghan officials prepare for in a influx of people. >> so far, we have registered 1,000 families. thousands of people have fled, but are scattered, living in houses. some are in the mountains. >> they want them all to come here where there will be medical assistance, water and other basic needs. one exhausted refugee died on the journey over the rugged border and one vehicle overturned. trucks loaded to the brim with whatever they can carry, many fled before the military operation began in pakistan. >> the military came and put check points around us. they didn't tell us to leave. our elders went to them and told not to worry. stay where you are, but we were scared and left. >> he says they left thor goats, cattle and belongings behind. their village is practically empty. finding a vehicle to get out was difficult. >> the roads are closed. there are curfews. we c
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